Lisa Merck, MD

Our research mission is to provide outstanding clinical care through excellence in research and discovery, while mentoring future generations of clinician scientists.

Welcome! The Research Mission within the Department of Emergency Medicine is composed of collaborative scientists dedicated to providing emergency care 24/7/365. Clinical research in Emergency Medicine extends from the field and emergency medical services through the front-door of the hospital, the intensive care units, operating rooms, and into outpatient rehabilitation.

Faculty in the department hold a diverse range of research expertise in clinical trials, education & simulation, research ethics, mixed methods design, public service, and biomarker development. Our faculty serve as leaders in clinical and translational research in traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest, and infectious disease, working to design and execute multi-center clinical trials to improve clinical care through evidence based medicine. Robust preclinical work in traumatic brain injury is conducted by the basic scientist members of our research team. Our mission supports the education of all learners ~ undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and professional are welcome to contact the team about opportunities for collaboration.

The University of Florida (UF) was founded in 1853 and is an American public land-grant and sea-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. UF is ranked #6 in the current U.S. News & World Report for public universities.

Thank you for your interest in Emergency Medicine Research at the University of Florida. Please feel free to reach out to our team at any time.

Lisa H. Merck MD, MPH, MA, FACEP
Associate Professor | Department of Emergency Medicine 
Affiliate Associate Professor | Division of Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology 
Affiliate Associate Professor | Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics 
Director, Clinical Trials Collaborative
University of Florida | College of Medicine 

Sample comparison between images used for standard ABC/2 (a.) and 3DI (b. and c.) methods in quantification of subdural hematoma. Figure created by Scott Collins, Brown University Diagnostic Imaging and Derek Merck PhD.